100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village.
Sergei M. Eisenstein
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1st watched 3/23/2002 - 5 out of 10(Dir-Alexander Dovzhenko): As heartfelt and sincere as this movie is it was hard to understand as a silent movie without a screenplay in hand. I guess that's how I am able to judge this film. I realize that it is a breakthrough find and wonderful restoration of a monumental film about the Russian revolution but this doesn't make it a good movie in narrative. There is some wonderful imagery and ideas represented about non-violence that the filmmaker displays but again this doesnt' make a wonderful movie. Probably a good movie for the collector and possibly historian, but not necessarily for the film movie fan.
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